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Constructing a narrative, telling a story through jewellery and object. A Masterclass with Norman Cherry

Workshop  /  Theory  /  05 Apr 2019  -  08 Apr 2019
Published: 20.03.2019
Constructing a narrative, telling a story through jewellery and object. A Masterclass with Norman Cherry.
Academy of International Visual Arts
Management:
Laura Leng, Violet Yang
DEADLINE: 02/04/2019
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Intro
How a narrative can be constructed? How our imagination can give new life to what might appear to others as just everyday disposable objects through real or invented histories? What value can we find in the things which other people think have none? How can we combine these with other, perhaps precious materials? How can we use the concept of recycling, upcycling, and repurposing?
We will allow these questions to guide us during the masterclass.
By the end of the Masterclass, participants should feel confident in their individual abilities to initiate ideas, develop narrative themes, and translate the ideas into items of jewellery or small objects which can tell their own stories and engage an interested audience.


Please send email to gallery@aiva.com.cn for enrollment or find them via WeChat: aivajewellery.
For whom:  people who are interested in contemporary jewellery, from absolute beginners to those with experience.)
Language: Chinese / English.
Dates: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th of April, 2019.
Price: 4200 RMB/ person (550 EURO approx.), 4000 RMB/ person (525 EURO approx.) if you come with your friend. (The fee includes three-day lecturing and four days of studio use, as well as basic tools and materials readily available in the studio. Precious metals are NOT included.  You can bring your own material or ask us in advance to see if we can prepare ahead.)


About the teacher:
Norman Cherry was formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln. Currently Professor Cherry is an independent artist, curator, and consultant. Professor Cherry is an internationally recognised expert in the field of jewellery. Prior to his appointment at Lincoln in 2008, he was Head of the renowned Birmingham School of Jewellery. Throughout the years his work has been exhibited worldwide.  Many of his pieces are held in private and public collections all over the world. He is a regular guest speaker at international conferences and has been appointed consultant position in several countries, including Brazil, South Africa, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and Jordan. He is also a Visiting Professor at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia. His curation projects have included several international exhibitions.  One of the most notable was Transplantation: a Sense of Place and Culture, a significant exhibition by Australian and British jewellery artists. Professor Cherry has a particular interest in how artists and designers perceive and react, especially how creativity is formed through drawing and through haptic perception. In short, he is intrigued the way our brains react to materials and their unique properties. His book Jewellery Design and Development: from concept to object, published by Bloomsbury in 2013, examined the creative processes of several international jewellery artists as they documented specific projects from ideas generation to the completion of the project.

About AIVA:
Academy of International Visual Arts (AIVA), founded in 2005, is an independent art and design institution located in central Shanghai, China. It has expanded into a creative and cultural hub in the last decade with studios, lecture rooms, and a dedicated jewellery studio.
 

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Norman Cherry. Brooch: Gladstone's Land: Great Expectations. Lightly oxidized sterling silver,18k gold.. 58 x 65 x 5 mm. Photo by: Dave Overton. Norman Cherry
Brooch: Gladstone's Land: Great Expectations
Lightly oxidized sterling silver,18k gold.
58 x 65 x 5 mm
Photo by: Dave Overton
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Norman Cherry. Brooch: On the Pagasitic Gulf. Lightly oxidized sterling silver, sea-washed glass.. 65 x 72 x 10 mm. Photo by: Dave Overton. Norman Cherry
Brooch: On the Pagasitic Gulf
Lightly oxidized sterling silver, sea-washed glass.
65 x 72 x 10 mm
Photo by: Dave Overton
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